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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will enhance its Prescription Monitoring Program to accomplish three goals: to maximize the capabilities of law enforcement officials to identify individuals involved in illicit prescription drug activity; to improve the online Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) user experience; and to improve the quality of prescription data available for clinicians and epidemiologists. The Department of Public Health will accomplish these goals by continuing to improve and update the law enforcement and regulatory agency trainings on MassPAT; by identifying and addressing barriers to increased MassPAT utilization through education and system enhancements; and by conducting direct outreach to pharmacies and their data submitters to ensure timely and accurate prescription records.